Tony Conrad

Partner, Entrepreneur, and Founder in San Francisco

Tony Conrad

Partner, Entrepreneur, and Founder in San Francisco

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I'm a Partner atTrue Ventureswhere we get to work with amazingly talented founders, operating teams from companies like Automattic (WordPress), Glowforge, Hodinkee, Big Sky Health (ZERO Fasting, OAK, Less), Modern Animal, Blue Bottle Coffee, MakerBot, Voiceflow, Wires Glasses, Typekit, Pluralsight, Connectifier & Holey Grail Donuts. I also co-founded about.me & Sphere, both acquired by AOL.

I'm a personal investor in Slack, Automattic, Lowercase Capital, International Smoke, Saltwater Oyster Depot, Elk Fence, flour+water pizzeria, flour+water, Trick Dog, Salumeria, Central Kitchen, Samovar and August. I'm a board member of the Tony Hawk Foundation and formerly a T40 National Co-Chair of Technology for President Obama.

I genuinely have parking karma but my drip coffee skills are a bit overrated. I do communicate well with animals, I'm a sometimes triathlete, a Cubs fan, former bowler, wannabe surfer, lover of languages, art and architecture.

I grew up in a small Indiana farming community. Since, l've lived in New York, New Delhi, Jakarta, Chicago, Paris and San Francisco. I've worked a lot of jobs not listed on my resume including short stints as a baseball umpire, basketball camp counselor, pharmacy stock person, high school sports reporter, book bindery glue machine operator, janitor, college newspaper ad salesman & yogurt merchandiser to name a few. It's been an exciting journey so far!

  • Work
    • True Ventures
  • Education
    • Indiana University